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Appen And then nothing ever does And the author apparently never even decided to bother to write a good book didn t even try to apparently because she had all the fixings and could have walked right into a fascinating story But she never does Harleigh J Weatherby IV 12 has a mighty big name but a diminutive size He s so small other kids mistake him for a 6 year old He lives in the Weatherby Mansion "With Aunt Adelaide His Father "Aunt Adelaide his father III and a host of other close and distant Relatives The Mansion Is The mansion is run down but it needs repairs The gardens are in special need of tender loving care One day while Harleigh IV is out on the grounds he meets Allegra a stranger his age He wonders how on earth she s managed to make it on the Weatherby property That s when she tells him she flies Yeah ok The two become friends if for no other reason than they are both lonely Allegra wants desperately to get inside and explore the mansion but Aunt Adelaide insists that no strangers enter Allegra and Harleigh encounter some mysterious noises people and events and discover there is a Weatherby Lost Treasure to be found And find it they do After Allegra mysteriously leaves he finds out that she really can fly but not like you think A nice little adventure story even though the adventure never left the yard Some may say boring and nothing exciting happened but it was very well written and we finally got some suspense near the end as the mystery slowly built and we were finally rewarded with a suitable ending The book is so short it s not a long wait anyway This is a book I will keep in my library for my son to read when he is older he s six weeks now I would recommend it for any young reader who wants a uick little mystery to read Was disappointed with the resolution Also secretly hoped Allegra was a ghost of one of the direct descendants and would have a positive impact on Aunt Adelaide The story was told well I ust didn t love how it all went dow. D and steal the long lost Weatherby treasure Will Harleigh and Allegra be able to foil the villain and save Weatherby House Three time Newbery Honor winner Zilpha Keatley Snyder combines a cast of uirky characters with an eerie old mansion to create a spellbinding tale of mystery and mag. ,

I wish I could give this book 2 and a half stars but I can t This book was okay the 2 and a half stars but I can t This book was okay the book I ve ever read unfortunately This book could have been so much better You d think Harleigh s unusual size would have something to do with the plotbut no Even the maze could ve been an incredibly mysterious place like the place that the merry go round in The The mysteries at Weatherby House and young Harleigh Weatherby the Fourth s ensuing adventures are at at first intriguing enjoyable and even suspenseful but the last three chapters seem first intriguing enjoyable and even suspenseful but the last three chapters seem fizzle out The resolutions are too pat or conveniently awkwardly ambiguous A few twists to the two dimensional characters would have made the overall story much appealing There is a bad guy who is big ugly and stupida fat man who is gluttonousand most disappointing of all the small young protagonist with a medical condition can t face his teasing classmates until he PHYSICALLY Ah now I see why everyone loves her so much This is a house is a character story and oh what a character I m in total house love A very satisfying ending as well This is a pretty disappointing book especially coming from an author like Snyder who has demonstrated in the past that she can write tight plot and complex characters I don t mind that the mysterious old house with secrets plots is overused as she admits herself but I don t see why she bothered when she does so little with it The house and family history are only sketched in vaguely as a backdrop Harleigh was all right if uninteresting but Allegra was really annoying I guess Snyder stuck in the home schooling plot line to explain why the poor protagonist would bother being friends with such an irritating and rude person Also I was irked that Snyder kept emphasizing how Allegra was really interested in the house and asked all these prying uestions and physically forced her way inside to explore and then NEVER GIVES A REASON for her interest In the end there ust. Harleigh J Weatherby IV feels misunderstood At age twelve he is about as tall as a six year old and no one lets him forget it At school the bullies nicknamed him Hardly Now he is homeschooled at the Weatherby mansion where strict Aunt Adelaide is always on his case about something Then .
The Treasures of WeatherbyWasn t enough to this Book If It Were Possible If it were possible give half stars I d give this a half less I felt very blah about this one Actually I had second thoughts before I "Started As To Whether Or Not I "as to whether or not I wanted to read it I don t know what it was exactly I guess there wasn t enough to the story for me Harleigh is a descendant of an odd family the Weatherbys and they live in a huge old house One day he meets a girl Allegra who has alledgedly flown over the very tall fence around the house They become friends sort of and she is very curious house They become friends sort of and she is very curious the house At the same time there is some sort of treasure hunting going on I guess the description makes it sound like there s a lot going on but there really wasn t Pretty disappointing And the story with Allegra very much fell flat at the end The last 50 pages are pretty good but the first 150 pages are SLOW I like what this book wants to be but it doesn t achieve its goal The old house setting is not described in a way the gives you a clear mental picture and the characters are pretty flat until the very end Typical Zilpha Keatley Snyder gives the hint and promise of something really fascinating or rivetingand then nothing happens Ever And the book ends leaving you feeling like you ve been wandering around aimlessly for no reason at all Always with uestions left unanswered And often leaving you wondering Wait what was I expecting to happen anywayIn fact she even does this to her character in this book and I had to laugh at the words she wrote Many long anxious minutes crept by while Harleigh watched and listened and waited for something terrible to happenBut nothing did Whatever or whoever it was apparently had decided not to open the door must not have even tried to since there was no lock and whoever it was could have walked right inThis is pretty much a metaphor for the book Many long minutes of breathlessly reading at first anyway waiting for something mysterious and exciting to Arleigh meets Allegra When she literally flies over the walls of Weatherby and into Harleigh's life the two form an unlikely friendship Allegra is fascinated by the enormous Weatherby mansion and against Harleigh's orders sneaks inside Together they discover that someone is trying to fin. ,